About us

Momentum SP Reid Securities is an established stockbroking company in South Africa, tracing its origin to 1938 when the family business was started.

We combine a proven track record with investment skill and experience, fulfilling our clients’ niche stockbroking needs, with the support of a substantial financial institution.

We are your trusted partner committed to helping you fulfil your lifelong financial goals on your journey to financial wellness. We provide solutions to suit your individual circumstances and offer advice, products and services to build enduring relationships.

Our leaders



Jan van Staden
Experience: With an MComm in Economics and over 14 years of experience in the industry, Jan is well qualified to chair the company, while still acting as Momentum’s head of portfolio management and stockbroking.


Braam Smit
Experience: Qualified as a chartered accountant in 2000, Braam has over 16 years’ experience in the industry.


Gerhard le Roux
Experience: Gerhard has an MBA from GIBS as well as a B.Com Economics. He has 9 years experience in the industry with a background in Institutional Sales Trading and Portfolio Management.


Shashika Ramesar
Experience: Shashika has a Masters Degree in Science and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as an Industrial psychologist. She has 19 years corporate experience in both HR and Organizational Development (OD).


Barbara Botha
Experience: Barbara is an admitted attorney and JSE and FSB compliance officer with 15 years experience in the financial industry.


Evan Giannakis
Experience: With a successful track record of over 18 years’ experience in the Stockbroking industry and more specifically in the Geared and Derivatives space, Evan is well qualified to head up the Derivatives Division at Momentum SP Reid Securities.

Our values

A proud member of the MMI Group, the third largest financial services company in South Africa, Momentum SP Reid Securities shares the values that all members of the MMI Group hold dear.